Autumn Statement 2013

Listening to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement today, it’s clear that the Chancellor has failed to deliver anything like the bold action we need to deal with the UK’s living standards crisis.

Growth may be returning but families are still getting poorer. The official forecasts show that Britain’s living standards squeeze is to get even tighter (a point curiously absent from the Chancellor’s address). It’s a major blow to the hard-working people that so regularly get name-checked in government statements these days.

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